Hi Guys,

I have not been able to do a silent install of Adobe CS2. So have gone back to doing it via Novell NetWare Snapshot.
Just got a question as I have captured the install no problem there.
But I wanted to make a additional package that u send down after the app has installed
that will stop the "update adobe applications" window and the "hints and tips"
Since I've captured those settings. I have ran it and i get a error message.

I am now experiencing "Opera6.ini" warning dialogue with no other text.

Just wanted to ask if anyone has had any probs with opera6.ini

Thanks in advance

Berry
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You should not capture a MSI have you created a transform for your silent install?

http://itninja.com/link/windows-installer-2.0-for-windows-nt/20006
Answered 04/17/2007 by: Tone
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As Tone mentioned, you really only want to capture a setup if it is in non-standard MSI format. Creating a transform would be your best bet.

Also, Adobe has a Customization Wizard which allows for the disable of automatic updating and disabling hints/tips for Acrobat Reader/Professional -- you could give that a shot with CS2, I'm not sure if it will work...
Answered 04/17/2007 by: JdotQ
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I know but I don't know where to insert the serial keys and relevant info into the MST.
I've tried Adobes silent install solution but it doesn't work.
have to put everythingin manually

Sorry my background is a mac background I've been chucked in the deep end of things here.

How have you guys packaged the adobe cs 2 packages?
I've snapshot illustrator, photoshop and indesign with no problems.
The only one that is giving me problems is Golive.

THanks for the replies so far

Berry
Answered 04/17/2007 by: maktime
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maktime,

I'm not sure if it is the same for CS2, but for Adobe Professional, you can add a license number to the MST by creating a a row in the Property table with the values;

Property: ISX_SERIALNUMBER
Value: 1234-1234-1234-1234

Give that a shot (and obviously change the Value to whatever your serial key is [;)])
Answered 04/18/2007 by: JdotQ
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ISX_SERIALNUMBER

Hi Jdot!

Thanks for that property value!
Seems to work fine!

I have a question since I'm new to the packaging world.
Is there a website or book or something that I can read up on about the values and what they are that can be inserted into the property table?
I seem to be quite lost when it comes to things like that (hence why i had to use snapshot to do things)

Also what is the name of that Adobe customization wizard?
I'll have a look on the adobe site too.

Thanks for your help again

Cheers,

Berry
Answered 04/18/2007 by: maktime
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not sure what software you are using but you can by the installshield course notes relatively cheaply..

http://www.macrovision.com/services/education/publications/index.shtml
Answered 04/18/2007 by: Tone
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maktime,

Glad to hear it worked! [:D]

Here's the link to the Adobe Customization Wizard;

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3564

It's only documented to support Acrobat families, so I'm not sure how much good it would do (or if it would even work with) CS2.

As for a central repository for Property values, I've found this site is a great place to research them! Check out the Package Knowledge Base - http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/ And ask questions in the forums -- there are great people here that are willing to help as much as possible!

Also, if you have a third party packaging tool (ex. Wise or AdminStudio), most of them offer a type of "Response Transform" (this is the terminology used in AdminStudio), where it goes through the install and captures the settings (ex. User, Company, and Serial #) and you can view the Setup values (which translates into values that can be input into the Property table). Works pretty well once you get the hang of it.
Answered 04/19/2007 by: JdotQ
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